If you’re anything like the Muse you might like a matching pair of this and a matching pair of that. How about a matching lipstick and lip gloss combo housed in a slick little compact with a fold out mirror?
In steps Milani Pretty Pair which features all three for a couture of color!
Select from 8 different shades of perfectly matching lipstick and lip gloss with the new Milani Pretty Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss Duos out for Spring 2009.
These duos contain one lipstick and one lip gloss for creating a perfectly matching glossy, pigmented pout. Slap them both in a rather cute compact with a flip out mirror and it’s a pretty fine beauty budget find. Mix ‘em up for three different looks that you can achieve by wearing them alone or together.
Milani Pretty Pair Lipstick and Lip Gloss come housed in a stand up gold compact which has a slide out mirror on the back for easy application on the go. Simply twist and pull to release each product! Apply the lipstick first and pair it up with the gloss for added impact of color and shine.
Both products are heavily pigmented and quite a nice buy for the price of $6.99 USD. You’re probably not going to be able to purchase a gloss and a lipstick at $7 bucks so this is a nice little budget option as it gets you both.
Although the products are meant for wearing alone or together, I personally prefer using them together as they work best that way as the lipstick on it’s own is a little bit drying. Paired with the gloss you won’t notice the drying texture of the lipstick so it’s best to wear them together in my humble opinion. The formula is paraben-free as well which is always a plus.
I tried the shades Two Sweet and Two Good to Be True. Two Sweet wasn’t working out too well on me as it’s really a very true red. If you love bold, vibrant red shades you’ll absolutely adore this. On me it looks a tiny bit clown-like. Two Good to Be True is stunning and quite flattering! It’s a mix of beige with gold and silver sparkles that give it a bit of a bronze brown look. This shade was quite lovely for Spring and will work well into Summer.
If you’re looking for a rather cute compact of gloss and lipstick paired together for a low price, Milani Pretty Pair is something you’ll absolutely love. The Muse thinks they are well worth checking out for yourself for that perfect Spring pout!
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Scrub away rough elbows and knees with a great beauty budget fine! liiv botanicals Revitalizing Body Scrub from Avon is a brand new scrub that’ll help get your rough bits back into silky soft form in a snap!
Before I jump full into this review I have to say I’m a little itty bitty disappointed that liiv botanicals Revitalizing Body Scrub doesn’t have the awesome smell that liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter did! Darn it! I’m so addicted to the smell of that body butter that I was kinda hopeful the entire line would sport the same scent!
Aside from that minor rant I actually liked this body scrub plus it’s only $8.50 USD, hello scrubbie for less the Muse is your new best friend!
liiv botanicals Revitalizing Body Scrub is a thick foaming scrub that has plenty of scrubbing action to get rough body parts buffed and polished to a silky, smooth finish. The scrub smells fresh with hints of cucumber and botanicals. It cleanses while it scrubs leaving behind super soft, smooth moisturized skin.
I personally liked it alot as my skin is terribly dry right now but I don’t know if I recommend it for anyone with sensitive skin as it has a whole lot of scrubbing action going on so it could be a bit too much for some.
All in all if you’re keeping a tight budget at the moment this is a great wallet-friendly purchase for getting your dry Winter skin ready for the upcoming warmer weather!
Snag it at shop.avon.com
You know how they made Resident Evil into a movie and it kinda sorta blows? Don’t get the Muse wrong she lurves zombies in just about any format she can get ‘em! However, the moral of her story is she thinks that making popular video games into movies is normally pretty darn taboo, same goes for comic books by the very way (aside from Iron Man that is, Robert Downey Jr equals ridiculous hotness. He’s proof that things do get better with age!).
Another words sometimes it’s best to stick to what you know….
Image borrowed from my VERY favorite Etsy seller tinaseamonster
So….count the Muse skeptical that a bottled water company is out there putting out lip gloss.
I mean come on, stick to what you know! Bottled water…cosmetics…hmmm different…right?
Turns out Aquafina actually succeeds at creating quality water and awesome cosmetics too! Yay Aquafina!
I recently tried out Aquafina Hydrating Lip Oil and I’m officially hooked! Cheap as day old chips this gloss is the new awesome in my life. Created using calming natural botanicals the gloss or “oil” is a nice shiny, glossy formula that glides onto lips leaving behind a mirror finish. Now I don’t think that Aquafina had any plans for busting into the gloss world with this particular product however it’s bloody good stuff and as I mentioned cheap as all hell.
Packaging together awesome moisture, shine, and good for you ingredients like sweet almond and jojoba oil it moisturizes, protects, and heals dry lips in a quick swipe! I seriously could not put this down and almost went through an entire tube in one day since I was reapplying every two seconds because I liked how awesome it felt on my lips.
The texture kinda sorta feels like a cross between a gel, an oil, and water all rolled into one. This particular combination makes the product a tad bit on the runny side and I felt like application every hour or two was in order as it kept running around on my lips. But honestly that shouldn’t be a problem considering it’s a “treatment” and not really a gloss. I’ve taken to wearing it after I wash my face and I’m about to turn in for the night as it treats my dry lips and makes them nice and soft when I wake up in the AM.
One thing I absolutely hated about the product but slowly grew to love was the taste. The product smells and tastes like heavy duty menthol…kinda tastes like you’re slapping some Vics on your lips or something. It tingles a tiny but and for the most part the minty menthol is a bit strong and took me time to get used to. After a while I simply grew to love the taste, so much so I was chewing the gloss off almost as soon as it was on my lips. Bad Muse, bad!
This is one of those products that you simply must try as you’ll undoubtedly fall fully in love with it. The Muse is kinda sorta hoping that she’ll develop a case of chapped lips soon so this could cure her woes!
The Muse Approves this in a major way and tells you to get some as soon as possible! Really, really good stuff! Loves it!
I’ve seen a three pack at Walgreens for $3.99 USD
Quite a nice beauty budget find and well worth your time!
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If you’re looking for a fun, flirty little scent that’s not hard on the budget, the Muse suggests trying out C-Thru Fragrances!
Geared towards teens this new line of fragrances is actually created by a division of Estee Lauder, yes you read that correctly, Estee Lauder! And guess what? They are available at your local Walmart, Kohls, and Target which means the price tag is itty bitty!
Although they were created with young women in mind the Muse doesn’t mind indulging in something so cute and fun. These are available in three fun scents which are Ruby, Blue Opal, and Purple Diamond. Which gem are you?
Ruby is a blend of peach, rose and vanilla and comes across as the fruitier of the scents. Blue Opal is a watery floral with hints of watermelon and lilac…personally I get heavy floral from it but nothing overkill more fresh and clean. And Purple Diamond is blackcurrant and jasmine with hints of musk.
Each scent is priced to own at $17 USD upwards to $25 USD.
The bottles are funky, bold shades of purple, aqua, and pink with clear crystal beads embedded into the actually fragrance. The effect of the crystals creates a lava lamp style packaging that’s quite fun for anyone who likes a bit of color and funk when it comes to their fragrances.
Although these are Eau de Toilette I do so promise that they are STRONG! Phew! One spray is plenty to keep you going from day to night without any touch ups in between. Surprising quality for an EDT considering my skin normally sucks EDT’s right up within an hour. These last pretty much all day with one minor spray so please do keep it light and fresh with one squirt!
Along with a unique blend each fragrance also has it’s own personality. Ruby is for someone who’s passionate, confident, and strong! Purple Diamond is meant for those who are mysterious! And Blue Opal is an expression of spirituality and balance.
If you can’t decide which C-Thru fragrance you are why not try all three by purchasing the C-Thru Fragrance Set which contains all three “gems” for $20 bucks! Sweet beauty on a budget buy!
C-Thru can be purchased at Walmart, Kohls, and Target.
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Breathing new life into your skin is now quite cheap thanks to Avon liiv Botanicals Collection.
The Muse thinks combining a fine quality product with an inexpensive price tag is quite nice and she can have both with the new liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.
Ok, so this stuff is seriously my latest obsession. Considering my skin needs as much moisture as it can get when the cold weather sets in, I’m all over liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter.
$10 bucks people! That’s right $10! Loves it.
liiv Botanicals has a whole lot of awesome going on with it’s brand new facial and body collection. The line is clinically and demagogically tested, suitable for even sensitive skin as a preservative-free and dry-free product. The collection is a holistic beauty care collection that harvests plant power to restore vitality to skin. Whoa. Count me impressed.
But aside from all that the more important thing would be how awesome it smells….gorgeous. It’s a combination of a certain freshness with a hint of floral and a whole lot of crisp ozone that combines to create a beautiful healthy blend that’s quite alluring.
liiv Botanicals Moisture Body Boosting Butter is an ultra-rich body butter that’s super thick and made for various skin types, especially dry skin! This moisturizing body butter immediately hydrates my skin and makes it smell quite pretty too! My rough elbows and knees literally suck up the formula while it leaves behind silky, smooth skin. The body butter absorbs easily without leaving behind a greasy mess.
Count the Muse impressed that a body butter costs as little as $10 USD and smells quite brilliant, contains good for you ingredients, and makes my skin super soft.
Check out the entire liiv Botanicals Collection at Avon.
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